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1 June 2013 Four New Species of Agave (Agavaceae) of the Marmoratae Group
J. Antonio Vázquez-García, Miguel Á. Muñiz-Castro, Eduardo Sahagún-Godínez, Miguel de J. Cházaro-Basáñez, Ernesto De Castro-Arce, Gregorio Nieves-Hernández, Jesús Padilla-Lepe
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We present a re-evaluation of the taxonomic status of Agave gypsophila, for which a narrower circumscription is proposed, and four new species from western Mexico are described and illustrated: Agave abisaii, A. andreae, A. kristenii and A. pablocarrilloi. All four species are narrow endemics occurring on a variety of limestone outcrops and belong to the subgenus Agave and to the Marmoratae species group sensu Berger. They are morphologically related to A. gypsophila s. s. from Guerrero, Mexico, but clearly differ from it in various qualitative and quantitative morphological and ecological characteristics.

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J. Antonio Vázquez-García, Miguel Á. Muñiz-Castro, Eduardo Sahagún-Godínez, Miguel de J. Cházaro-Basáñez, Ernesto De Castro-Arce, Gregorio Nieves-Hernández, and Jesús Padilla-Lepe "Four New Species of Agave (Agavaceae) of the Marmoratae Group," Systematic Botany 38(2), 320-331, (1 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364413X666642
Published: 1 June 2013
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Agave abisaii
Agave andreae
Agave gypsophila
Agave kristenii
Agave pablocarrilloi
Maguey de peña
maguey de piedra
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